- May 22, 2003
Anyone use manual typewriters? Here's a pic of a recent listening/working setup I have been enjoying. Hermes Rocket Portable Typewriter, RSA SR-71, Sony D-777, Grado RS-1. Anyone else use a manual? I am looking for another one, maybe an Olympia. The Rocket is nice for a portable, but the action could be smoother. I have been working at this "station" for a few days now. It is a small shelf and I have been writing standing up. The typewriter is great because I don't constantly edit myself while I work (something I do too much). For whatever reason, I don't edit myself at a typewriter, probably because there is no delete button. Many people prefer the manual because they have to think more before they set anything down. For me it is the opposite, I think too much at the computer. I also love the sound and the mechanical nature of it. But the biggest benefit of the manual as far as production goes is the fact that there is no internet on it! No DVDs, no youtube.com, no minesweeper (I'm addicted to it).